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Title: Outlook webinar explores transformation of shipping in 2019

Duration: 1 hour

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Summary

The year 2019 is shaping up to be a time of transformation for maritime. Rarely does shipping anticipate a year of such uncertainty. This comes after a decade of austerity, five years of technological innovation and two years of debate about future fuels, punctuated by news of consolidation, fears of trade spats, and concern about a skills deficit across the industry.

Uncertainty is the very essence of looking ahead: it is what forces the industry to become more efficient, to throw away outdated ways of working, and to collaborate with partners to mutual benefit. So, what is happening in the energy industry that will have greatest impact on shipping? How will ship management, insurance and ship agency seek to tackle the challenges ahead? Will ship owners be prepared for IMO 2020 and for ballast water treatment? Can shipbuilders survive another year of depressed orders or will they diversify into related sectors?

This Lloyd’s List webinar, sponsored by Wärtsilä, took place on 29 November 2018, and explored the year of uncertainty. Hear the thoughts of our expert panel, find out where the challenges for shipping will be in 2019, and discover who can expect to do well from uncertainty and who is likely to find 2019 a year they would rather forget.

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Speakers
Richard Clayton

Richard Clayton
Chief Correspondent - Moderator
Lloyd’s List

Richard Clayton is Chief correspondent at Lloyd’s List. He joined in mid-2017 and chairs webinars, roundtable discussions, business briefings and seminars, as well as writing whitepapers, reports, and articles for online and hardcopy publications. He has 35 years of experience in maritime journalism, mostly with Fairplay magazine, now part of data-focused IHS Markit. There, he was a reporter, news editor, and magazine editor before becoming Chief Maritime Analyst. He has travelled extensively during his time as a journalist. Richard is the son and grandson of shipbrokers. He studied for a Master’s degree in International Shipping at Plymouth University, prior to which he gained a BA in physical geography from Lancaster University. He works in London and lives on the border of England and Wales.

Richard Meade

Richard Meade
Managing Editor
Lloyd’s List

Richard Meade is the Editor of Lloyd’s List, the world’s leading source of shipping business news, analysis and data. An award-winning journalist, he has covered shipping and maritime trade for over 15 years is a regular media commentator on industry trends. Richard started his editorial career at the Financial Times Group, but was drawn to shipping through reporting roles, notably at Fairplay magazine, before jumping ship to join Lloyd's List in 2006. In 2011 he became the youngest ever Editor of the world’s oldest business newspaper where he continues to champion quality journalism and develop insightful data-led analysis.

Roger Holm

Roger Holm
President Marine Solutions
Wärtsilä

Roger joined Wartsila in 1997 and has held various positions in the marine and services teams. He was appointed Senior Vice-President, Engines, in the Marine Solutions division in 2013, and President of Marine Solutions in November 2015. He is leading the push towards the smart marine ecosystem, with a Smart Technology Hub opening in Vaasa, Finland in 2020. The ultimate aim is to develop sustainable societies using smart technology. While a great deal has been achieved over the past five years, he believes the technology that will emerge over the coming five years will transform shipping.

Mark O’Neil

Mark O’Neil
CEO
Columbia Ship Management

Mark served as an officer in the British Army, leaving in 1991 as a captain, and trained as a lawyer. He worked with Stephenson Harwood, then Richards Butler and, after the takeover, Reed Smith. His specialist areas were banks, oil companies and offshore contractors especially in Germany, Scandinavia, Greece, the Netherlands and Cyprus. After 20 years in maritime law, in 2017 he was invited by Heinrich Schoeller to join Columbia Ship Management as Chief Executive Officer. In a busy few months, Mark has been working on several initiatives to grow the business, particularly in the hospitality sector, in cruise and superyachts, and in a new procurement platform. He is an engaging speaker who believes digitalisation is a tool for maritime, not a solution to all its problems.